We’ve all heard them. Maybe you’ve even experienced one (you poor, poor thing). You know what we’re talking about…
• The maid of honor’s toast that was supposed to be funny when she said she never liked your new husband, but had everyone gasping in shock…
• How the father of the bride stepped on the bride’s long veil on the walk to the altar and ripped it and totally wrecked her up-do…
• The ring bearer and flower girl who had a knock-down, drag-out, screaming fight halfway down the aisle that had to be broken up by four adults…
• The groomsman who had to leave the ceremony three times to take care of his hangover from the groom’s dinner the night before…
• The four-tier cake that tipped over in the back of the transport van and was completely unsalvageable (grocery store cupcakes, anyone?)…
• The outdoor wedding in the country that had guests gagging when the neighboring farmer began spreading manure on his field…
And those are just stories we’ve heard around the office — we’re sure there are more out there! So in honor of Halloween, we want you to tell us the best (or worst, for that matter) wedding horror story you’ve ever heard for a chance to win $50 toward your order from Dawn!
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Share your story with us in a comment on this post by Thursday, October 27.
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3. Share more than one story for an even better chance at winning $50 toward your order! (And just think how much better you’ll feel reading all those stories and finding out that you’re so not alone.)
THREE lucky winners will be announced on Halloween (Monday, October 31). Appropriate, no?
At a wedding I attended when I was much younger, I noticed that the bride and groom got a little too “into” smearing cake on each other’s faces during the cutting — and when they separated, satisfied with their mischief, all of the guests noticed at once that the bride’s nose was bleeding profusely! (Yes, it did get on her gorgeous white dress, and I’m sure the groom never heard the end of it.) You know what they say, it’s all fun and games…
My colors were baby blue and white. My mother-in-law showed up in a burgundy dress. Then when we tried to get the camera man to exclude her from the pictures she kept stepping in. disaster for pictures.
Two of my good friends recently got married this past weekend at the same venue that I picked for my wedding. Everything was beautiful. When the DJ was announcing the parents and bridal party he messed up royally. The announcements were going fine with the whole bridal party and then when they announced the bride and groom he was fumbling through papers because he forgot the grooms last name. He ended up announcing them as Mr. and Mrs. with the brides last name! A few seconds after he found the grooms last name and announced it. Everyone thought it was a joke at first but then we realized it wasn’t. The DJ definitely got yelled at for his mistake after by the groom.
One of my bridesmaids broke up with her boyfriend. He happens to be my fiance’s best man and brother. Her best friend was also standing up in the wedding. LONG story short; K told me I was insensitive and C didn’t need all this drama in her life. K also felt offended I had asked her to be in the wedding. Both girls have been cut from my life as it has always been drama with them. K was never happy or excited to be a part of our special day. Oh yea… and this all went down while planning the wedding.
My cousin’s wedding was a very beautiful outdoor ceremony by a pond that had a fountain. There were a lot of very different exotic birds. One of those exotic birds decided to drop a load on top of a few bridesmaids. They thought at first it was raining. To their horror bird poop was smeared through their pretty curled hair.
A friend was having an evening wedding and it was the best planned fairytale wedding. Both bride and groom dreamed of this, right down to the cake they had spent a pretty penny on. When it came time for the cake at the wedding…it was nowhere to be found. The venue claimed it wasn’t delivered, the bakery claimed it was signed for and they have the signature! Well, the venue had no cake for this wedding, so they decided to last minute slap a bunch of layer cakes on top of each other and put icing on top of them as they leaned to one side. To say the least the bride and groom were furious and became even more furious when their photographer had showed them pictures of the wedding at that same venue earlier that day he had taken…and to thier surprise they see their cake! The venue had served their cake to the earlier wedding and left them with the slap happy mess of a cake! The only question I had was didn’t the bride at the earlier wedding know that wasn’t her cake and if so why did they continue to eat….guess they had some else’s cake and ate it too.
The day of the wedding, we were supposed to get married outside, torrential downpour, a tornado touched down 2 1/2 miles away(which we found out later), the humidity was horrible. The cake started to fall and a member of the band dropped his instrument to catch it, and it fell anyway. 22 people that RSVP’d didn’t show up and then the sun came out and a black baby pig (boar) ran thru the tent and pulled a stake up out of the ground and the tent fell. We are divorced now and I am getting remarried to Mr. Wonderful in Grand Cayman! Thanks!
Where to start. During the planning, 3 of the bridesmaid dresses didn’t fit, we didn’t get my sleeves until 2 weeks before the wedding when i ordered my dress 6 months before, we heard deployment rumors for the time around the wedding and thought it would be postponed, and i almost killed 2 of my bridesmaids for drama they pulled at the bacc party. Wedding day? 2 of the groomsmen got lost on the way to the prep house, one of the girls zipper ripped, the flower bouquets were falling apart. During the ceremony my mom got a call the laptop was locked and i was the only one with the password but i was a little busy at the time. the photographer dropped the cake topper which was my fathers deceased parents bride and groom, the dj’s messed up completely the introductions, the music was gapped and played the wrong songs, the bakery dropped our cake so we didn’t get it till 830 pm, the one bartender was giving people attitude, the dj’s didn’t get served their food til everyone else’s was cleared and cleaned, oh and my sister in law didn’t say hello or goodbye or anything to me all day.
On our wedding day all was going very well until our photographer showed up and decided it was all about him and his photos. He started out by yelling at my family, bridal party and vendors. I was so angry that I started to cry because we had already paid him 4000.00 to do our wedding that I was afraid to say something I could not take back and then not get my pictures of worse he leave the wedding before if got started. I later found out that he called our wedding planners little girls and he offended half our guest with his inappropriate comments. So here we are almost 2 months later and still no wedding photos….
I don’t know if this counts as a wedding day horror, but 8 days before the wedding my fiance called it off. We had been together for 6 years. He still has not given me a reason.
Twenty minutes before I was supposed to leave for the public gardens to take our wedding photos before the ceremony I called our florist to ask her where she was. The florist stated that she was still in lynnfield, we were in Newton and she was running late. She stated that she would meet us in the public gardens, we ended up taking 1/2 our photos without flowers and when she did arrive she basically threw the flowers at us and took off. Two of the groomsmens flowers started falling apart and the flowers for the maids were not at all what we had asked for nor was my bouquet which was supposed to be a replica of the bouquet my grandmother carried 60 years earlier. We made the best of it and then we got to the church, only to find out she never delivered any of the flowers for the kids, my mother,grandmother,mother in law, and my father two minutes prior to walking down the aisle. We also found out that she never left the rose petals that she promised for our big exit and the navy blue and orange ribbons with ivy and flowers dripping down I requested for the church pews were actually outdoor ribbons smaller then you would use on a Christmas package with a rat tail piece of ivy hanging down and instead of orange she put red. So we had the bows pulled, and at this point I was so upset my family didnt have the flowers that we paid for i started ripping my bouquet apart right before I walked down the aisle and stared pining flowers to everyone.
After the reception my husband and I went back to the hotel where all of our guests were staying. There was another reception happening that evening at the hotel. When they brought out leftover desserts to share with our party at the bar, everyone dug in! Including my husband who is deathly allergic to nuts. Needless to say, within minutes we had an epi-pen in his thigh, gave him benadryl and spent the next 5 hours at the hospital. I think I ate my words when I said earlier, “I hope this night never ends!” because it seemed to go on forever.
My poor sister has a mother-in-law from hell. Wedding planning was going smoothly for her last year until she started saying no to some of the MIL’s ideas. Rehearsal dinner was on his parents and they had it all “planned” and then changed their mind and decided since the reception hall was already decorated for the wedding let’s just do there and grab some picnic food. My sister was horrified b/c we spent all day decorating, putting table cloths down and why get it all dirty with a rehearsal dinner. Then his parents told my sister that if she wasn’t happy with that option she can plan it herself.
Her future sister in laws didn’t want to get there hair done with everyone else so they no showed for hair appointments and after my sister called them said “Oh we just wanted to go somewhere else”.
My sister was also told she couldn’t have short bridesmaid dresses because her future sister in laws didn’t like how their legs looked.
And to top it all off her future father in law told her a few weeks after the wedding that he couldn’t believe how much weight our mother had gained. Seriously!?
Her saving grace is that her husband is the best guy ever…funny how it comes from a family like that.
I am 7 months til my wedding day (may 26,2012) my maid of honor dropped out the wedding and I am left with 2 brides maids. The money I was saving for the wedding was taking now I don’t have a place to have my reception or money to pay the photographer, DJ, or to get my dress. I don’t want to change my date because I already mailed out my save the dates and I would have to postpone my wedding for another year. How embarrassing? A total disaster
I was walking between the head table at our wedding and a wall with my plate of food when one of my bridesmaids said “move my shoes” (so we could all walk by) I bent to pick them up since i was 1st to approach them. My dress ripped all up the zipper in back!! My mother in law threw a shawl over my back as we went to the office of the owner & she & her friend spent the next 45 mins sewing me back up!!! She had to explain to my husband how to “cut” me out of the dress when we got to our hotel room! How romantic!!!
Just like most brides I had spent a few hours at my favorite bakery picking out our wedding cake. After trying multiple flavors and speaking with the owner on design, we came up with our perfect cake. She convinced us to go with a tall display cake, rather than sheet cakes and a small cake to cut.
The day of the wedding we waited and waited and kept calling the bakery. No cake, finally the van arrived.
The delivery person never turned on the Air Conditioning in the van and when they made a sharp turn, my entire cake fell over!
I was devastated that my guests never got to see or taste our custom designed cake.
I am 5 days away from my wedding day, and just in the last two days, the best man has dropped out, another groomsman dropped out, the DJ has yet to set up the meeting that he has promised for the last 2 weeks, the officiant is nowhere to be found (he no longer has a phone and no one knows how to get in touch with him), one of my bridesmaids has yet to steam her tutu (which now looks like an uncontrollable fuzz ball), some people are just now starting to RSVP so all the food I have already ordered won’t be enough, my maid of honor’s mother in laws birthday is the day before so she and another bridesmaid who has to work will be missing for the rehearsal. I have 5 days to magically fix all this, and since I’m 6 months pregnant, its really really hard to manage the stress!
After being the MOH to one of my long-time friends “D” at her wedding that she booked 3 months before mine, I had made “D” one of my bridesmaids at my own wedding.
The entire planning process “D” never helped my other bridesmaids and continuously complained to them about costs. They offered to modify whatever plans to be more budget-friendly, but “D” always complained. (I did EVERYTHING for her shower & bachelorette party and only 1 of her BM’s helped me financially or with any work mind you)
3 weeks before my surprise bachelorette party my MOH and my other bridesmaid were in constant email and phone contact with me, giving me details, etc. No response via email or phone from “D” bridesmaid.
4 hours before we left she sent me a nasty email breaking down all the costs for the bachelorette party, which I calmly explained to her I didn’t plan and that she never responded to for weeks. She showed up for that, but left early.
She never showed up for my rehearsal dinner. I had to have a stand-in for her.
During my wedding she disappeared with her husband around 9:00pm. We had no idea where they went. Later on that night everyone headed up to the suite we rented to have some late-night snacks and drinks.
We were all taking and having fun and suddenly, she stormed out of one of the bedrooms.
“I’m going home so I can sleep” she announced. Everyone was taken aback by how rude and angry she was.
I don’t know if it’s jealousy or what, but ever since she got married she hasn’t been the same. I’m so upset by her behavior, but I refuse to call her after all the things she did. My MOH hates her for all the trouble she caused.
OK, so my wedding is a mere 18,yes 18 days away. And I’m not sure if this will count, but here’s mine. My DJ took a trip to Hawaii, which is amazing and I was so proud of her for doing. While there, she suddenly had a heart attack–which is heart breaking in so many ways. So, I’ve talked with her and told her I don’t want her to stress or anything with being our DJ. Its still uncertain if she will DJ our wedding, but if she can’t we understand. We’re scrambling now to find one to fill in for her. Until then, we stay strong for her and everyone else involved!
I think my cousin’s wedding warned all of us of what was to come (it didn’t last). The first thing that happened was, the groom went hunting that morning instead of getting ready for the wedding. Then the priest was a little too “happy” (we have no proof he was drinking anything, but it sure seemed like it). He nearly set the church on fire when he hit the candelabra, not once, but twice with his hand. Then his homily was weird…involving a Walmart soccer ball. The topper was when we arrived at the reception to learn that the caterer dropped the cake!
When I called to schedule the taste test for the food to be served at my wedding, the answering machine came on stating that the venue had closed their doors and filed bankruptcy. The wedding was only three weeks away! I had to find a new venue, cake, caterer, minister, everything!! I’m getting married on 11/11/11 and this was supposed to be a lucky day! I’m praying that is still all works out and is beautiful.
I was at a friends wedding reception and as she pulled me into a dance we looked over at her father. Suddenly his eyes rolled up in his head and he fell over! He had a heart attack! The band didn’t know and kept playing …the bride fainted in the middle of the dance floor. Luckily, there were doctors as wedding guests and they were able to revive him before the ambulance arrived.
So morning of my ceremony after getting my hair done I go to the bakery to pick up my wedding cake…after about 15 minutes the manager finally comes to tell me that there was no cake.
A month and a half post wedding our photographer mails me the CD containing all of our wedding pictures. Of course we were so excited to see them finally. So we are going through the pictures and we are up to family pictures and it just starts over. I contact my photographer who looks through her stuff and informs me that the pictures are GONE. There are no pictures of any Grandparent or the Grooms family and no way to get those pictures back.
My wedding was postponed due to Hurricane Irene and we already had guests from Israel in town. It was very bittersweet. The wedding was rescheduled for OCtober 16th (minus the guests from Israel) and the weather was beautiful but somehow the caterer or the wedding hall forgot to serve wedding cake (they keep blaming each other). On top of that my photographer took no photos of us with our extended family as I requested. It’s truly amazing that we pay up the wazoo for professional vendors and such simple things can go wrong. AND we’re taking our DJs to court from the August wedding date because they illegally refuse to give us back our deposit. When it’s a hurricane or earthquake (force majuere is the legal term)all contracts are void. At the end of the day I married the love of my life, so it’s not that much of a horror, but getting there was a bit.
When my hubby & I got married nearly 10 yrs. ago, on July 6, 2002, we were planning to get married in our home town and then taking a honeymoon in Kauai, Hawaii. Since we are both HUGE Elvis Presley fans, we had made plans to renew our vows at The Cocoa Palms Hotel, the location where Elvis filmed the wedding scene in his movie “Blue Hawaii”, like I had dreamed of since I saw the movie as a little girl. Even though the hotel was destroyed by a hurricane many years ago, Larry Rivera ( who worked with Elvis a lot when he was in Hawaii) still has access to performing “Blue Hawaii” weddings there. We sent our deposit in for our trip and our bank made an error in our account that caused our check to bounce. The bank acknowledged their mistake but it was too late to reserve our date in time. So, we didn’t get to have our “Blue Hawaii” wedding renewal or the honeymoon of my dreams. We were devastated! The FIRST DISASTER of our wedding.
We had our ceremony in Middletown, OH as planned. Because we got married on the 4th of July weekend, after the 9-11 disaster, and our favorite colors were RED & BLUE, we opted for a PATRIOTIC theme. It eventually evolved and we decided to get married as “LADY LIBERTY & UNCLE SAM”. We were on the front page of all the local newspapers the next morning. I had to make all of the clothing for our wedding because I couldn’t find a Lady Liberty dress in white, with a train(they were all green or gray) or an Uncle Sam costume to fit my “body building” groom. I also made the clothes for our attendants so they could be dressed in RED, SILVER & BLUE. Since I am a wedding coordinator, I did EVERYTHING for our wedding with the help of my matron of honor.
Our SECOND DISASTER was because of the owner of the hall where we were getting married & having the reception. When we went to the hall to set up for the wedding & reception the night before, it was so hot inside the building all evening that we had to keep the doors open while the air conditioner was trying to catch up to cool things down. The entire hall was FILTHY dirty & we had to waste hours of our rehearsal & set up time, cleaning the NASTY kitchen and the rooms where we were all getting dressed. We sat up our cake and put all of our food in their refrigerator. The owner told us to put our red punch heart shaped ice molds in the ice maker to keep them frozen. The owner came to lock up around midnight and we watched him flipping off breakers. We assumed he was merely shutting off the lights when in fact he was shutting off ALL of the breakers to the entire hall. We didn’t realize what he was doing but apparently he shut off all power until he came to let us in a few hours before the wedding. It was July and 90+ degrees outside…cooler than it was INSIDE the hall. Our cake was leaning, I nearly passed out from the heat while getting dressed, and as it turned out, all of our FOOD was now tainted from the refrigerator being turned off all night. Our red punch molds were melted all over the ice that they were sitting on top of in the ice maker. It was miserably hot inside the hall until about an hour before we were tearing down to go home. We didn’t figure it all out until my hubby & I got sick from food poisoning and so did several other people. I was sick for about a month. I took the owners to small claims court and unfortunately, got nothing because the judge had forgotten all of our proof by the time (6 months later) he finally got around to making his judgment.
Now, we are preparing to celebrate our 10 yr. anniversary by renewing our vows in a “Blue Hawaii” theme. This time, it will be held outside and I am praying that “Mother Nature” will be kinder to us than the “Edwards Brothers” were by renting us their hall in July 2002. This time, we will have full control of refrigeration, etc. and hope that nobody gets sick this time. I lost business last time because people assumed that I was a bad caterer, since they got food poisoning from my food…they had no idea that the hall owners were responsible.
Maybe for our 20th anniversary we can finally get to go to Kauai to have our ceremony that we were supposed to have on our honeymoon in 2002.
the morning of my wedding was was horrible my mother was screaming at me for everything she could think of because she knew my inlaws are not very big fans of mine so she didnt want me to be unhappy with them, i was so frustrated i dicided not to show up at the wedding. my husband called the house to find out what was taking so long and they told him i wasnt coming, he asked to speak to me and after that conversation i remembered why i wanted to marry him, not for his family but because i loved him and wanted to be with him, so i dried my tears and got dressed for my wedding. to make the rest of the story short after saying our vows and my husband said I DO one of his sister burst out crying in the middle of the service because thats not what she wanted to hear ,after that we went to take pictures after the service and that same sister refused to be apart of it and created a scene, it was so embarrasing so i had enough for one day i went home crying and the dinner after the wedding was cancel
I was at a friend’s wedding sitting in a pew when the wedding march came on. The bridesmaids started walking down the aisle and everything was going as planned, when one of the bridesmaids was walking down the aisle, she tripped over her dress, lost her shoe, and fell on the ground, face first. Everyone thought everything was ok, but as she stood up, her zipper in her dress ripped out, and her whole upper body was exposed. The good thing about it was, she had on a strapless bra, but the bad thing about it is, she was exposed and everyone was laughing at her. I felt so sorry for her, but at least she had enough confidence to get up there and be a bridesmaid.
My wedding is still in planning mode and its already been awful! My mom and dad got a divorce 3 years ago. Daddy is of course walking me down the aisle. Mom is so angry about this she has not only refused to attend but called everyone on my side of the guestlist and told them the wedding is off, please make other arrangements for New Years Eve.
Our wedding is 8 months away and it’s already been a headache. When my fiance and I told my parents they threw a fit because he’s not a member of their church. Then they told us we needed to wait 3 years or they wouldn’t help at all. My future mother-in-law keeps saying that marriages almost always end in divorce and we only have a 25% chance of staying together. My family lives 1300 miles away so we are having the wedding up there. We visited this summer to start plans only to have my mom keep us from accomplishing anything. Finally we have a venue planned because of daily calls I had to make forcing my mom to book it. I found my dream dress for 1100 but was told that was out of our budget. So I found it for 600 and mom “forgot” to buy it while it was on sale. Now as holidays approach my fiance lost his job and we won’t be able to contribute any money to the wedding leaving us with the 3000 from my parents. The budget would be okay if my mom didn’t insist on buying unnecessary decorations that I don’t like or want. And she keeps insisting my fiance talk to the missionaries from her church. She’s constantly trying to make him look bad. Just yesterday she said I know he hates me and he doesn’t like my cooking. She puts off everything to the last minute. Mom informed me that her happiness was more important than mine because she spent 18 years raising me and now I’m such a disappointment. We have a little over two weeks during winter break to plan everything in the wedding because that is the only time I can be in Indiana until the month before the wedding. My mom is a momzilla and continues to try to sabatoge my wedding.
My wedding is in February and when we started planning everything was going so smoothly! I took my three bridesmaids and ordered their dresses for them ( that was my gift to them) and to no later find out that one of my bridesmaids was 3 months pregnant and didn’t want to tell me for fear of me being mad. I am now down a bridesmaid and have a dress that i spent $200 on with no one to fit into it! i was horrified. although i am ecstatic that my friend is pregnant but just wish she would have told me before i ordered their dresses! To top it all off, she is due 4 days before my wedding!
Planning in the beginning was so easy, then as the wedding came closer everything went array. My mother became so enraged about the cost of my dress that she yelled at me in the wedding parlor and everyone heard her I was so embarrassed I just bursted out in tears. She refused to pay for things because of my dress. She thought she could just buy my dress off of a rack, not realizing that sometimes you can’t when you are full figured.My mom and two of my best friend’s cars needed repair. My now husband’s car was stolen. The guy who owned the reception hall was cursing my wedding planner out because I asked for more chairs. He gave me those old brown ugly ones, but my wedding planner (another friend) bought me new ones as the budget was tight. Because her car was torn up my best friend had to back out. My husband’s groomsman backed out 2 weeks before the wedding. My husband’s two nieces couldn’t participate in the wedding because their mother refused to pay for the dresses and his mother offered to help and she refused a month before the wedding. My wedding planner became angry with me because she didn’t like the way I decorated things for MY reception and I became annoyed. I finally had to just let her do it to find some peace as I was so stressed out. A lady my wedding planner suggested made the most ugly cake I have ever seen. IT LOOKED NOTHING LIKE the picture I gave her. It was leaning to one side and dry. She brought it to the reception as is and my wedding planner and coordinator had to patch it up as it was leaning like the Eifel Tower. When asked about the cake turns out she dropped it, said nothing, and brought it to the reception the way it was. It was horrific. Things ran so tight that we cut our honeymoon short. My husband lost his wedding band in the Gulf of Mexico. I was furious. We both returned to work and by Monday we both received notice we had been laid off. After all that everyone said it was a beautiful ceremony and I don’t regret marrying my husband. We were destined to be in love and that is definitely a good end to a horror story.
My wedding day to my ex husband was awful. I was 4 months pregnant and we couldn’t afford much. We decided to buy a bridesmaid dress since I was so big. The only thing the store had was a burnt orange dress that was so ugly. I reserved the church and when we got there they were working on the PA system so there was no aisle to walk down, no music and all we got was a corner of the church to have it in. I was so embarrassed when I got to walmart to pick up the cake we ordered. We asked for a sheet cake that was done in fall colors such as red, gold, light brown and orange. This was in October so it would have been nice and fall colored. They brought out a cake the was brown and green like left over guacamole. It was so gross and they told us that they would make another one if they had time but no clue as to when it would be delivered. They got it the restraunt just moments before we arrived and thank the lord it looked better. We all ate although everyone left before the cake and then I had a miscarriage that night. It was the worst day but then following two years of heartbreak we divorced. Now, I am proud to say that I love that man and I think are differences are aside and we are doing a great big reception this coming Febraury but with a real wedding cake and in black and pink so they can’t mess it up….lol
Everything was great as far as planning was concerned. My date is June 30, 2012. We booked a venue for the reception in a nearby ballroom. Left a deposit, did everything we were suppose to do. Well, the vendor call this
morning to tell us they had previously booked my date, they are returning my deposit. I’ve called every ballroom in my area, everything is booked. My horror story is I now don’t have a venue for my reception.
The night before my wedding, someone stole mine and my daughter’s purses out of my car while we were loading the car, which was sitting right by our front door.
The morning of the wedding, my hair dresser was sick and 3 hours late.
The day of the wedding, I got a call from the DJ saying they didn’t know where to set up because I had given them a different floor plan. The venue had rearranged the whole room.
My bridesmaid’s pomander ball fell completely apart right before we walked down the aisle, so I had to shove it all together again.
Well, it’s not a wedding day story, but it certainly has to do with wedding activities. I had, keep in mind “had,” a couple friends who kept saying that I would have a bridal shower, don’t worry about it. My parents gave us a good chunk of money for our wedding and I didn’t feel right asking them for more. When it came down to actually planning a shower, those two “friends” still had not done anything – no reserving a place, no asking me for a guest list, nothing – and this was about 4 months prior to the wedding. Another very good friend knows these things take time, so she took it upon herself to start planning and she was kind enough to ask the others if they wanted to help. They said yes – this would entail not only helping with expenses but helping to set up, clean up, etc.
So now a week before the shower, neither of them lifted a finger except to ask where the catering was coming from and what bakery the cake was coming from. My helpful friend and her mom made all but one of the dishes in order to keep the cost low. She did all of the running around the day of the shower to set up everything, made the favors, collected the responses – EVERYTHING! The response from the other two was “why does it cost so much, I have bills, I can’t pay for this and buy a gift.” Then to top it off, the day of the shower both of the “friends” completely ignored me. This should be a time where they can set aside their petty differences and let the day be about me and be happy for me. They just could not let that happen. Everyone in the room felt the tension. When they walked in, they barely glanced at me and said hi. They went into their corner complaining about the whole thing, and then walked right past me to the table that was furthest away, and did not say a word to me until the end of the shower. At which time I was told “I finally get to talk to you, I haven’t seen you all day. Sorry I can’t stay to help, I promised my softball team that I would meet them for drinks.” Was I in another realm? I was at a table not 10 feet away for several hours. I had to help the real host with getting games going, my niece (a guest) was helping me with gifts, and my cousin (another guest) was the one helping my dad load up my car with the gifts and he had thrown his back out at the time. The two “friends” did absolutely nothing except make me feel very uncomfortable and practically ruin my day.
All this happened because of the cost of shower – which was split up between 4 people and the real host didn’t even charge them for everything, she ate more of the cost than they did and she has the most bills while making the least amount of money. I had said from the very beginning that if it comes down to money, I would much rather have a shower than a bachelorette party because I can celebrate with more people. The two “friends” were willing to spend double or more on the bachelorette party compared to what the shower cost because that’s what they wanted to do, nevermind the bride’s wishes.
This led to them wanting to schedule a whole weekend stay out of state when I said the most I could do is one night. They told me I can just drive myself then and meet them later. Drive myself 2.5-3 hours out of state to my own bachelorette party? I don’t think so. And then one of them told me that there wasn’t anything on my BB&B registry that made her think “ooo, I have to buy that,” so she would get me something that she thinks I need. Why did I register then? I’m all for something unique if that’s what it was, but if she thought I needed a certain kitchen gadget just because she wanted one or had one, no. We also registered for our honeymoon with Disney, but since she didn’t understand it, she said it was stupid and didn’t want to do that one either. This was after it was explained to her multiple times how it worked.
Needless to say, two friendships of close to 5 years each have now ended because of their selfishness. I guess the silver lining is that I know who my real friends are during this experience and I no longer have to put up with their self-centered ways and always do what they want.
We had 50 extra people RSVP, so we ordered extra food, champagne, etc. None of them showed up… we ate frozen wedding food for months!
My sister in law had to drag The flower girl and ring bearer down the isle kicking and screaming.
The limo BROKE DOWN at the reception and my dad, a mechanic, got out there and fixed it in his tux. After all that, we needed to go about 20 minutes out of the way and the guy tells us “sorry, I can’t take you since you only paid for this many miles”… after my dad fixed it for him!!!
On the way to the hotel, we realized that my sister in law had our marriage license and was already on the way back to Mississippi. so, we had to jump in the car (since the limo wouldn’t take us) in my huge dress so that we could go meet her to get it back.
When we finally got to the hotel, they had forgotten to put our bags in our room, they had forgotten to even get our room ready… so we had to wait, and wait, and wait.
so, when I got to the hotel, I was going to eat a piece of fabulous cake since I had not gotten a chance to eat the layer made especially for me…. I bite and realize they made the wrong cake… such a let down.
My husband had a TIA stroke 6 weeks before the wedding and had to walk on a cane for the wedding.The preacher that was going to marry us found out he had cancer like 5 weeks before the wedding and died 1 week before. Our dj had a heart attack and his daughter had to dj. The lady that was making the wedding cake fell and broke her arm 1 week before the wedding and then we had to find someone else. So u think u had it bad. That is just the major things that happened. But we stil got married and we are happier than ever.
I have two best friends from college. One (let’s call her X) got married in 2008. The other (let’s call her Y) got married in 2010. When Y was trying on wedding dresses her mom told her to “just go ahead and pick one already, you know you’ll never be as pretty as X anyways.” That is just one example of the horror story of that wedding!
About 10 days before the wedding my ringbarriers mother (my husbands daughter and grandson)said she has not got him his suit yet. Can he wear shorts and sneakers. Had me go pick out the suit without him. Right after the ceremony my ring barriers mother informed me he had to go to his dads house without getting any photos of him with the wedding party etc. And my husband’s other daughter and son in law said they had to leave right after the ceremony for a doctor’s appointment on a Saturday after noon at 4:00pm. They knew about our wedding for 8 months.
When my husband & I first announced our wedding date, his mother told me, “You can’t get married on that day!”. She then called my husband & told him, “You have to change your wedding day!”. For the first four months of our six months of planning she argued with us about the date. Then she was upset she wasn’t involved in the planning.
My program was missing a word for the quote on the front. Inside, numerous names were misspelled and the word friend was misspelled. My wedding coordinator has his assistant hand write to correct all the errors.
My wedding coordinator left after the cermoney & didn’t do any part of his job during the reception. My photographer & I took lids off the food, my brother & sister-in-law coordinated with the DJ & photographer for our dances, cake cutting, & bouquet & garter toss. Wedding coordinator shows up to clean up & complained he didn’t get a tip from us!
I have a friend that I have known for 21 years, sinse middle school. For the past year se has been having pschyosymatic siezures and fits of what she calls miniecal laughter that she can not control for hours at a time. Now I did not tell her that the wedding has been finalized, my maid of hounor did that. As she has been friends with her for just as long. Both her and I have been trying to confins our friend to seek better mental ealth care then what she is currently getting, but alas, she refuses. With that being said, my fiencee is very nervouse about her being there. I agree with him completly but now I have to tell her hat she may nt attend my wedding if she does not get this cleared up. I hate to be that harsh put even the kids that see her do this alot are scared of her and we will have kids there that are not accustume to seeing 400 poud woman have a siezure during a catholic mass. I am scared that this will end our friendship but I do no have a choice. Joseph is right we simply can not have her there. You see, my horrer is just begining, I still have to tell a friend that,due to her choices, I ca not allow her to attend.
At my parents wedding, the Rev. was being so calm and walking my Dad through basement to get to door behind altar where they would enter. There were lots of doors. He opened and shut each one very carefully. Then he got to last door and it was locked. He jumped and said it wasn’t supposed to be locked and started to panic! Not good to do in front of a groom! He then took off running with my Dad, went outside, around church and in front doors, then very sedately walked onto altar area. It all worked out! They’ve been married over 30 years!
I was just in a wedding this past September. They had booked a family friend who has a DJ business. A week before the wedding he told them that he wouldn’t be doing the wedding himself because he had a “more important” event that night. Instead he was giving them “Scotty B” for their wedding. Well, Scotty B turned out to be a dud. Not only did he not go with the playlist that the bride made but he also mispronounced the groom’s last name during the announcements. Also, for some reason my name and the groomsman I was entering with weren’t on his list. He decided that our last names were too complicated (which they weren’t) so he announced us only by our first names while everyone else was presented with their full names!
when 3 of my bridesmaids, 4 of my groomsmen, and 10-15 of my guests got into a huge brawl at my elegant wedding. It ended with my entire family leaving and people leaving in cop cars.
to find out that my husband had been sleeping with one of his groomsmen’s wife for a year.
My photographer was great, except he failed to get a picture of my husband & me posing at the alter for a display picture. My wedding coordinator had numerous errors on our program & had his assistant hand write to correct them. It looked horrible. The wedding coordinator then left after the ceremony & didn’t complete any of his duties during the reception. My father is handicapped & I asked the DJ to fade the song out when we were dancing. He completely cut the song to a halt. During the money dance, he didn’t loop the song & started playing the Hokey Pokey when there were a line of people coming to dance with us. A child put two hand prints in our beautiful cake & one print removed the icing so we could see the cake. Someone stole one of my bridesmaid’s (my aunt) flowers & vase she purchased for us to put our flowers in. My MOH dissed me to hang with her fiance, stood away from us during the toast, & didn’t tell me bye when she left. A few weeks before the wedding, we discovered one of the groomsmen had been spreading lies around about my husband. He wouldn’t return any phone calls to my husband so we decided to kick him out of the wedding. The night before the wedding, his wife called me to find out the timeframe was for her husband for the wedding. I also had numerous calls that night from another bridesmaid who was arguing with her husband & needed me to help calm her. I didn’t see my mother all day because she thought she needed to control everything instead of spending time with me, like I had asked her numerous times before the wedding. My husband tripped over his nephew’s shoes the day of the wedding & sprained his ankle. When we checked into our hotel that evening, he decided to soak his foot in the tub. He fell asleep with the water running & woke up to find the entire floor soaked. It seemed like one thing after another through the entire planning & actual day of the event. I knew it wouldn’t be perfect & made the best of it. I’m glad to be married to my husband & all the wedding planning & horrors to be over.
my groom and my father had a huge fist fight at the alter! needless to say after the you may kiss the bride my groom stormed off and my father sulked in a corner….happily married now…however they still don’t speak to each other!
My aunt got married years ago when the church was having problems with their heat so it would randomly get really hot during the ceremony. Also, my aunt put on a few pounds right before the wedding, probably due to stress, and her dress was really tight. With both these factors (and nerves) when it was her turn to say “I do” she fainted and fell down the 6 steps leading up to the alter that was on a stage for everyone to perfectly see!
This isn’t a story about my wedding, but about the proposal. My boyfriend is an engineer and had been on a jobsight in canada for the past few months. While he was there, he had a lot of traveling expenses to come back to see me and had also been saving up to buy me an engagement ring-but I didnt know that. He decided he was going to propose when he came back around christmas, but with all those costly factors he hadnt bought me a christmas gift. I, on the other hand, had ordered him an expensive gift that hadnt come in yet, so i bought him a semi-nice gift just to have something to open from me on christmas day. He opened my gift in front of our family and I let everyone know his real gift was on its way, but i never got anything from him. My family had been asking me what he got me all night and i didnt know what to say…i was angry and kind of embarassed! when we left my parents house i asked him why i didnt get a gift from him, and he said he’d rather give me my gift later, like in a few days. This made me think he forgot about my gift so i accused him of that and began yelling at him until he became frusterated enough to just pull out my ring and angrily propose to me in the car in the parking lot of a hotel. I ruined my own proposal!
After being with my husband for 11.5 years, we were finally getting married on October 8. I was on my way to get my hair done the morning of the wedding with my mom and 2 of my bridesmaids. I got into an accident and totaled my car because a woman decided to pull out in front of me. I had to go to the ER with my mom and one bridesmaid. Thankfully we were not seriously hurt. I broke my left wrist and got banged up. The others were very sore with bruises and scrapes from the air bags and seat belts. After that was a series of mishaps. We didn’t have ride to the church because my car was supposed to be our way back, we had to call on family members to come get us. We started the wedding about an hour and a half late. My wedding bands wouldn’t fit on my left hand because I was swollen. I had to wear a large splint that went to my elbow, it was at least white. We had to rush through pictures because we weren’t able to do any before as we had planned. Then after all that, we got to the reception and the wedding cake was not what I ordered. It was a messy day but at the end, we got married and are very happy. Though now we have more headaches dealing with insurance companies and buying a new car. Not exactly how I wanted to start our marriage!
Even though I am too late for the contest, I thought I would share my own personal horror story for my wedding that just past. It started out when I was notified that my husband-to-be forgot to pick up the roses for our mothers during the ceremony. Minor problem? Yes. We could just go up to each mother and hug and kiss them during the ceremony and nobody would know the difference. However, during the actual ceremony, the justice of the peace announced me to the crowd as Tracy (my name is Lacey). So, I corrected him quickly, and he said, “Oh I mean Stacy.” At this point I wanted to cry and was holding back tears. I again corrected him and finally on the third try he got my name correct. Then, my photographer had a family emergency and missed my entire wedding ceremony! He did send 3 back-up photographers in his place, but it was still very stressful for me. Needless to say, not all things that go wrong at a wedding are small enough that your guests won’t notice it because everyone remembered that the justice of the peace got my name wrong twice as he announced my husband and I. It was a nightmare!